Colombia’s art scene is thriving with the help of its galleries, artists, fairs and collectors. The increase in demand within the big cities is producing a huge contemporary art culture and new galleries are opening all over Colombia. The country is catching everyone in the Latin American art scene’s eye and taking the world by storm.
Neebex is a contemporary art gallery located in Colombia’s capital, Bogota within its historic district of La Candelaria. The gallery was created by Thierry Harribey, a Frenchmen who decided to restore his old colonial home and turn it into a small independent art gallery. His gallery contains an academy for development, cultural exhibits, and offers tours and spaces for young Colombian artists to showcase their skills. Neebex also hosts a number of events including film showings and live productions.
Galeria Jenny Vila is located in Colombia’s third biggest city and the well-known salsa capital of the world, Cali. The gallery was constructed in 1987 and is a great place to see contemporary Colombian art, specialising in work by young Colombian artists.
Lalocalidad is a unique gallery located in Bogota’s colonial neighbourhood of Usaquen, an alternative space for culture, social events, art and activities. A yoga and fitness studio are also located within the building, alongside a 800 meter square exhibition space and art workshop. A number of events take place within the gallery including art, album and book launches.
Lokkus Arte Contemporary is a fantastic space located in Colombia’s second biggest city, Medellin. The gallery acts as a platform for artists and aims to open a dialogue with critics and audience alike, with this in mind it has a stage to showcase art and performances. Lokkus features exhibits and pieces from many artists including: Nicolas Gomez, Echevern, Juan David Henao, Walter Iraheta, Abigail Vallejo, Simon Vega, Jose Ignacion Velez and Santiago Velez.
NH Galeria is located within Cartagena’s colonial old city. This gallery was first opened in 2011 and has become a great place for emerging and established cultural artists to showcase their work. With over 19 featured artists and a steady schedule of exhibitions, it is turning into a major international gallery. It has connections with Nohra Haime Gallery in New York City, and features art in a variety of mediums including: paintings prints, sculptures, photographs and videos.